31 Days of Christmas: Day 20 – Countdown to Christmas

Happy Day 20:  It’s project day (and also my birthday) and I thought that it would be fun to tie in some of the elements we have used in the cards and the other projects we have done.  This project can be a fun family project or something to surprise the kids with.  It should take you under 2 hours.

Things you will need:

  • White Cardstock to print on
  • 12×12 piece of cardstock.  Preferably a lighter color so you can write on it
  • Double Sided tape, tape runner, or other type of adhesive
  • X-Acto knife or Share Scissors
  • Clear Contact Paper

Countdown to Christmas


Print the following 8×8 template on a heavy white cardstock


Do not cut out the 8×8 page.  It will be easier to laminate this way.  🙂


Place sheet face down on clear contact paper


Cut off excess contact paper


Trim down to the 8×8 page


Cut out 3 sides of each of the “days” using a sharp scissors or an X-acto knife


Once all of the “days” are cut out use a tape runner or glue on as much of the back as possible to adhere to another piece of cardstock


Trim Cardstock to make a nice boarder.  I used Grey shimmer cardstock that was originally 12×12



Add fun family things or sayings to each of the days using a marker and then your project is complete

I hope you enjoyed this project.  There are lots of variations.

  • You could cut out the whole square and fasten using brads.
  • You could add stickers for each day instead of writing something
  • Use a string or ribbon and hang from either adhesive on the back or punch holes in the backing cardstock.

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Get ready for more cards on Monday – Friday!!!



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